Tiffany Brissette- The famous child actor from Small Wonder

Who is Tiffany Brissette?

Tiffany Brissette is a former child actor featured in several movies and TV shows in the 1980s. However, Tiffany is mainly known for her role in an American sitcom called Small Wonder, where she played the role of Vicky.

Tiffany is a Greek name that means “Manifestation of God” or “Appearance of God.”

Vicky was a Voice Input Child Identicant robot. Although Tiffany entered the entertainment industry at a young age and had a booming career in the field, she gave up on acting eventually and is said to be living a life away from all the razzle and dazzle.

Here is everything you need to know about the actress and what she has been doing after retiring from her career in the entertainment industry.

Quick facts

Full nameTiffany Michelle Brissette
NicknamesTiff, Tiffie, Tiffy, Fanny, Fannie, etc
BirthdayDecember 26, 1974
Age48 years old
Sun signCapricorn
TraitsPositive: hardworking, ambitious, and responsible
Negative: pessimistic, workaholic, and stubborn
BirthplaceParadise, California, USA
Currently residingBoulder, Colorado, USA
EducationSan Clemente High School,
Westmont College
ProfessionActress and nurse
HobbySinging, Classical Dancing, Concert piano, Gymnastics, Swimming, Skating, Horseback Riding
Eye colorBrown
Hair colorBrown
Net worthUSD 1 Million
Social mediaNot Active

Early life

Tiffany Brissette childhood photo
Tiffany Brissette’s childhood photo

Tiffany Michelle Brissette was born on December 26, 1974, in Paradise, California. 

She is a Capricorn. A Capricorn woman is hardworking, ambitious, and responsible; however, she is pessimistic, workaholic, and stubborn.

Tiffany Brissette’s mother is credited for her popularity as she encouraged Tiffany to participate in several pageants and talent competitions.

Tiffany completed her high school at San Clemente High School and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Brain Science from Westmont College.

The brown-eyed beauty stands 5 feet 5 inches tall.

While many people would have loved to be in the limelight and reach where Tiffany was, it was not the same for her as she wanted something different from life.

In an interview, she once revealed that she wanted to be an ordinary little girl. Still, her role as a robot led her to think about how a real one could change a family when asked about her support and perception of scientific organizations.

Her role in Small Wonder has also led her to advocate for science education and museums like the California Museum of Science and Industry and Lawerence Center of Science and technology.

Besides her incredible acting skills, some of Tiffany Brissette’s hobbies include singing, classical dancing, and concert piano.

Likewise, according to IMDB, she also participated in the Los Angeles Marathon. Tiffany was 921st among 5312 female participants and 101st out of 545 participants of the same age as her.

She also enjoys and has rated horseback riding as her number one pastime.

Brissette is involved in numerous charitable events and activities. For example, she participated in telethons like Variety Club Telethon and Shriners Telethon, which aided sick and terminally ill children and benefitted children’s hospitals and burn centers.


After ending her short-lived acting career, Tiffany Brissette kept a low profile regarding her personal life.

Tiffany Brissette with her family
Tiffany Brissette with her family

People saw her last publicly in an interview with the New York Post after a story had broken out that her co-star Jerry Suprian was homeless and living under a bridge.

Online sources say Tiffany is single to date; however, we cannot confirm it as she lives a very private life.

Likewise, she also does not have any social media profile. So we are assuming she is still single and has not committed herself to any relationship for now.


Tiffany Brissette started her career when she was only two years old. She participated in various beauty pageants and talent competitions, winning awards and titles on both local and state levels.

The children’s pageant led her to commercials for companies like Jell-O Puddin’ Pops with Bill Cosby, Florida Gold orange juice, Care Bears, IBM, Beatrice Foods, Duncan Hines, Kenner, Kidco Toys, and many more.

Vicki in Small Wonder
Vicki in Small Wonder

Soon, she joined American Film Institute’s special called A Perfect Day for Banana Fish with Bop Hope.

Tiffany Brissette officially entered the entertainment industry in 1982 when she was eight years old.

That year she bagged herself a role in a mini-series called “Marco Polo” and was also a voice actress in “A Women Called Golda,” a movie about the life of the fourth Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir.

Brissette’s big break in the entertainment industry was when she appeared in a movie called Heart Like a Wheel (1983), which featured stars like Hoyt Axton and Bonnie Bedelia.

In 1985, the FOX network cast Tiffany in a lead role in a television series called Small Wonders on the FOX network, where she played the role of Vicki, a child Robot. It is perhaps her most memorable role.

After it ended, Tiffany Brissette did not receive good lead roles comparatively.

Soon, Brissette quit her career in the entertainment industry and focused on her education.

Brissette joined college to obtain a nursing degree.

She then appeared for an interview on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet in 2009. In the interview, she disclosed that she voluntarily left acting to pursue an everyday life.

She also revealed that she had achieved her second degree and became a registered nurse. Tiffany is now a proud nurse at Boulder Community Hospital in Boulder, Colorado, United States.

Tiffany Brissette Movies and TV Series

1982A Woman Called GoldaVoice
1982Marco Polo 
1983Heart Like a WheelLittle Shirley
1984Caravan of Courage: An Ewok AdventureVoice
1985-1989Small WonderVicki the Robot
1986New Love, American Styles 
1987The adventure of Teddy RuxpinSafety Tips Officer (voice)
1988Fox’s Fun House 
1990BeanpoleAlice Gillette
1990-1991Equal JusticeKatie Rogan
1990Why Christmas Trees Aren’t PerfectWinnifred Brown (voice)
1991Parker Lewis Can’t LoseAnnie Ricker


1985Young Artist AwardBest Young Actress Starring in New Television Series (Small Wonder)
1986Young Artist AwardBest Young Actress Starring in New Television Series (Small Wonder)
1987Young Artist AwardExceptional Performance by a Young Actress, Starring in Television. Comedy or Drama Series (Small Wonder)
1989 Young Artist Award
Best Young Actress in a Family Syndicated Show (Small Wonder) 1990
Young Artist Award
Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Family series (Small Wonder)

Tiffany Brissette Net worth

As mentioned above, Brissette started her career when she was two. Since then, she has been the face of several products and was part of well-known TV series and movies when she was eight.

Based on these factors, we can sum up that Tiffany Brissette earned a decent fortune while pursuing acting.

Although it is not definite what Tiffany does and earns for a living today, her net worth is estimated to be around USD 1 million.

Social media

Sadly, Brissette does not own any social media accounts to date.

Her decision to distance herself from the entertainment industry to live a regular life could be the reason for such actions.

She has a LinkedIn profile. However, there isn’t much information about her besides being a nurse at Boulder Community Hospital.

You can also check out Tiffany’s works and awards on IMDb.

Tiffany Brissette Now

After her exit from the acting career, Tiffany is working as a nurse in Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, Colorado, United States.

Overall, Tiffany Brissette is a true example of someone who, despite having it all, wanted to live a simple life away from the limelight.


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